JCA - Transfers by Student Victims of Crime

File:  JCA






            Whenever any student has been the victim of any crime against the person pursuant to Chapter 4 (section 18.2-30 et seq) of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia including crimes by mobs, crimes by gangs, terrorism offenses, kidnapping and related offenses, assaults and bodily wounding, robbery, extortion or other threats, or sexual assault, and such crime was committed:


    by another student attending classes in the school, or


    by any employee of the school board, or 


    by any volunteer, contract worker or other person who regularly performs services in the school, or


    if the crime was committed upon the school property or on any school bus owned or operated by the school division


the student upon whom the crime was committed shall, upon written request from the student’s parents, or the student, if such student is an emancipated minor, be permitted to transfer to another comparable school within the division if available. Any transportation services for such students shall be provided in accordance with School Board policies.


            For purposes of this policy, “victim” means any student who has been the victim of a crime against the person pursuant to Chapter 4 (section 18.2-30 et seq.) of Title 18.2, and who has suffered physical, psychological, or economic harm as a direct result of the commission of such crime.


Adopted:        04/26/04





Legal Refs:           20 U.S.C. section 7912.     


Code of Virginia, sections 22.1-3, 22.1-3.3.


Cross Ref.:            JC           Student Attendance Areas

                                JCB         Transfers by Students in Persistently Dangerous Schools

                                JCC         School Choice for Students in Schools Identified for Improvement


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